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Child Maltreatment: The Role of a Dental Professional

COURSE NUMBER: 599

Franklin D. Wright, DMD, D-ABFO; Jennifer Johnson, JD

Credit Hours:

2 Hour(s)

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This continuing education course will provide information on child maltreatment and outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities in the recognition, reporting, and treatment of such cases. For students taking these courses, both cours...

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Overview

This continuing education course will provide information on child maltreatment and outline the dental professionals’ responsibilities in the recognition, reporting, and treatment of such cases. For students taking these courses, both courses should be completed. As healthcare providers, you are obligated to understand these topics and report, as appropriate.

  • Intended Audience:

    Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students

  • Date Course Online:

    Oct 23, 2019

  • Last Revision Date:

    NA

  • Course Expiration Date:

    Oct 22, 2022

  • Cost:

    Free

  • Method:

    Self-instructional

  • AGD Subject Code(s):

    155

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:


  • Identify the possible signs and symptoms of child maltreatment as they might present in the context of dental health care.
  • Develop strategies for gathering facts from the child if appropriate.
  • Recognize legal obligations of dental professionals to document and report suspected child maltreatment.
  • Identify the treatment that dentists should provide to children believed to be the victims of maltreatment.
  • Recognize ways the dental profession can help reduce child maltreatment.

Disclaimers

P&G is providing these resource materials to dental professionals. We do not own this content nor are we responsible for any material herein. Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy. Note:  Registration is required to take test.

Author(s)

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Franklin D. Wright

DMD, D-ABFO

Dr. Wright has been practicing forensic odontology since 1985. He is a past president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO). He is a Fellow in the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Science and a Member of t...

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Jennifer Johnson

JD

Submission Information

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Recognition

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The Procter & Gamble Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


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https://www.ada.org/en/ccepr/ada-cerp-recognition/complaints

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Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.

Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.


8/1/2021 to 7/31/2027

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AADH Approved Program Provider

Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2022-December 31, 2023). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.